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SCETV's Adrienne Fairwell selected to become Riley Fellow

October 1, 2020 - Posted in SCETV
Adrienne Fairwell

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Adrienne Fairwell of South Carolina ETV (SCETV) joins other distinguished leaders from across South Carolina to participate in the Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI), an award-winning program of Furman University’s Riley Institute now in its 17th year...

Barkley wins Civic Leadership Award

January 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Nella Barkley

The 2019 David Wilkins Civic Leadership Award, an initiative of The Riley Institute at Furman University, was given to Charlestonian Nella Barkley. Barkley, a community leader for much of her life, has always looked for ways to improve the lives of South Carolinians.

Simrill honored with Legislative Leadership Award

January 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Gary Simrill

For the last 15 years, The Riley Institute at Furman University has recognized a state legislator with the David Wilkins Legislative Award. Named for the former Speaker of the House and U.S. Ambassador to Canada, the award is given to a legislator who shows leadership,...

South Carolina ETV, Riley Institute announce expanded partnership

October 17, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Furman Partnership

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and the Riley Institute at Furman University today announced an expanded partnership that will leverage the resources of both entities to produce in-depth stories on public education, civic leadership and conversations with state...

Carolina Classrooms: Teach Like Finland (Watch Online)

August 22, 2019 - Posted in Education by Karen Hermann
Finland classroom

On August 28 at 7:00-7:30 p.m., ETV’s Carolina Classrooms will feature a special that looks into best practices as we continue to address key issues facing our South Carolina schools. Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents, and all...

Finland Parental Involvement

July 29, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dara Khaalid
tour of Kalliola Schoo

Parent, Roope Kivekas, and a Kalliola school administratorexplain the differences in parent involvement at a Finnish school versus an American school. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to...

Finland School Curriculum

July 28, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dara Khaalid
The principal and administrator of Kalliola School

The Kalliola school’s principal and administrator explains a recent phenomenon-based lesson. The explanation speaks to the influence of modern design such as movable walls and open classroom spaces. These design consideration make the learning environment more conducive for...

Student Rewards and Homework

July 26, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dara Khaalid
Roope Kivekas

Roope Kivekas, parent of two Kalliola school students, discusses student rewards for good performance and explains what homework looks like in a Finland school. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue...

Finnish Teacher and Student Engagement

July 25, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dara Khaalid
Roope Kivekas

Roope Kivekas, parent of two Kalliola school students, discusses teacher and student engagement in the classroom. Additionally, he discusses how learning challenges are identified and the multitude of ways it can be addressed in a Finland school. About Teach Like Finland...

Finnish Teacher Education Programs

July 24, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dara Khaalid
Kati Mäkitalo, Oulu University College of Education Dean

Kati Mäkitalo, Oulu University College of Education Dean, discusses the curriculum of their teacher education program. The dean also touches on how difficult it is to gain acceptance in their teacher education programs. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered...

Intersections Between Education and Government

July 23, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dara Khaalid
 Alexander Stubb, Former Prime Minister of Finland

Alexander Stubb, Former Prime Minister of Finland, talks about the connection between the Finnish education system and their government. The value of education is engrained in their national ethos and he states that there is really no other profession that is respected in...

Finland and American School Comparisons

July 22, 2019 - Posted in Education by Dara Khaalid
Taylor Elkins, Ouli University Global Education Master’s student

Taylor Elkins, a Global Education Master’s student at Oulu University, talks about the differences between teacher education programs in Finland and America. Her experience has led her to believe the essential difference can be found in Finland’s focus on the use of current...

America’s Volunteer Recognized for Excellence in Civic Leadership

January 9, 2019 - Posted in News by Tabitha Safdi
Charlotte Berry

Charlotte Berry of Columbia is the recipient of the 2018 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership. The award is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman University. “Each person in his or her own right has an opportunity to make a difference. Making a...

Longtime South Carolina Senator Recipient of Legislative Leadership Award

January 9, 2019 - Posted in News by Tabitha Safdi
Senator John Matthews

Sen. John W. Matthews, Jr. (D-Orangeburg) is the recipient of the 2018 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership. The award is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman University. “I’m always better off if my neighbor is better off. I’m better off...

Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

January 2, 2018 - Posted in News
Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative...

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